M5A88-M EVO - Optimize AM3+ motherboard performance with

M5A88-M EVO - Optimize AM3+ motherboard performance with
M5A88-M EVO
- Optimize AM3+ motherboard performance with ASUS Exclusive Dual Intelligent Processors
- AM3+ CPU Support Ready
- Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU
- Core Unlocker - Unlock the Potential, Turbocharge your Performance!
- GPU Boost Instant - iGPU Level Up!
- Turbo Unlocker - On demand real-time system
- True USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Support - fully unleash performance
CPU, Chipset and Graphics features
AMD® FX™ /Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+ multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and delivers
better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features dual-channel DDR3
memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5200MT/s via HyperTransport™ 3.0 based
system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process.
AMD® 880G
AMD® 880G Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0)
interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD®’s latest AM3 and
multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
VGA Output Support
HDMI Support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers multichannel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through through a single
cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides you
with the highest-quality home theater experience.
Memory Features
DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1333/1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066
MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet
applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory
to boost system performance.
Next-gen Technology
USB 3.0 support
Realize the True Future!! - TRUE USB 3.0 Support!
Experience ultra-fast data transfers at 4.8 Gb/s with USB 3.0–the latest connectivity standard. Built
to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X
faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s support
The AMD® SB850 Southbridge natively supports next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) storage
interface, this motherboard delivers up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. Additionally, get enhanced
scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
EPU
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world's first real-time PC power saving chip through AI Suite II utility. Get total
system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current PC loadings and intelligently
moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise and extends component longevity!
TPU
The Ultimate Turbo Processor
Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard switch or TurboV utility. ASUS Auto
tuning feature can intelligently optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, and the TurboV
gives you the freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios to optimize performance under varied
system conditions.
Core Unlocker
Intelligently Unlocks True Core Performance
ASUS Core Unlocker simplifies the activation of a latent AMD® CPU—with just a simply switch.
Enjoy an instant performance boost by simply unlocking the extra cores, without performing
complicated BIOS changes.
Hybrid Processor
GPU Boost
Instant iGPU Level Up!
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance. Userfriendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver multiple
overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades.
TurboV
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool
allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes
overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the
best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
Auto Tuning
Auto System Level Up
Auto Tuning is an intelligent tool that automates overclocking to achieve a total system level up.
This tool also provides stability testing. Even O.C. beginners can achieve extreme yet stable
overclocking results with Auto Tuning!
ASUS Exclusive Features
MemOK!
Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool
requires a mere push of the button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe settings
and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and running in no time.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved
lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Specifications
CPU
AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology
Chipset AMD 880G/SB850
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit
operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want
to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
* AMD FX Series CPU on this motherboard supports up to DDR3 1866MHz as its standard
memory frequency.
* Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 and 200 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS
design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
Graphic
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 GPU
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 85 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Hybrid CrossFireX™ Support
SidePort Memory - onboard 128MB DDR3 1333 memory
Hardware Decode Acceleration for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
Blu-ray playback support *1
Supports DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 2.0, Shader Model 4.1, Universal Video Decoder (UVD) 2.0
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
Storage
AMD SB850 controller :
5 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
LAN Realtek® 8111E , 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Audio
Realtek® ALC 892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Absolute Pitch 192kHz/ 24-bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- ASUS Noise Filter
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
USB
Ports AMD SB850 controller :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black+red, 8 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue)
Overclocking Features
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors - TPU & EPU :
ASUS TPU :
- Turbo Unlocker
- Auto Tuning
- TurboV
- CPU Level Up
- GPU Boost
- TPU switch
ASUS Hybrid Switch :
- Core Unlocker
ASUS Power Design :
- 4 +1 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- MemOK!
- Anti-Surge
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
- Stylish Fanless Design Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
Back I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DVI
1 x D-Sub
1 x HDMI
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
2 x USB 3.0
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
Internal I/O Ports
4 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 8 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x COM port(s) connector(s)
5 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
1 x Power Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x parallel port connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x TPU switch(es)
1 x Core Unlocker switch(es)
Accessories
User's manual
I/O Shield
2 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
BIOS
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash
2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE
Support Disc
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
AMD OverDrive Utility (AOD)
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 9.6 inch ( 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm )
Note *1: Please use Windows Vista or above OS for Blu-ray Playback.
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